GEORGIA: Suffrage Jr.

"I'm glad Georgia is first in something at last. I'm tired of us always being at the tail end," chortled plump, bouncy Governor Ellis G. Arnall.* A good many U.S. citizens, including Eleanor Roosevelt, had been arguing that if 18 is a soldiering age, it is also a voting age. Bills calling for the change were before 31 state legislatures, introduced in both the national House and Senate this year..But Georgia's Arnall, only 36 himself, made vote-at-18 something of a personal crusade.

In his tough campaign against hillbilly-ish Eugene Talmadge last year, no Arnall supporters were more effective than college...

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